Bottom line, there simply are not enough homes available to meet today’s buyer demand. Homes are selling just as quickly as they’re coming to the market. The housing inventory is at a record low. A “normal” housing market, typically has a 6-month supply of unsold inventory to balance out.

With so few homes available, we are truly in a sellers’ market. If you are a homeowner and you are ready to make a move right now, you have the opportunity to negotiate the best possible contract with buyers because the market is so competitive. On average, homes are going under agreement in less than a month and home prices are rising. In some cases, buyers are waiving contingencies, such as, inspections, appraisals and paying cash to give them more of a competitive advantage.

However, this sweet spot for sellers won't last forever. As more homes are listed this year, there will be more inventory available for buyers to choose from. According to Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, more choices will be on the horizon for buyers. “The bright spot for buyers is that more homes are likely to become available in the last six months of 2021. That should give folks more options to choose from and take away some of their urgency. With a larger selection, buyers may not be forced to make a decision in mere hours and will have more time to make up their minds.”

If you are ready to list your home, contact our office today to determine the best next step when it comes to selling your house this year!

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